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how many anemone in 30 gal tank can i keep

Discussion in 'Saltwater General Discussion' started by CRACKERMAN, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. CRACKERMAN

    CRACKERMAN Medium Fish

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    i got a small 30 gal tank:eek:
    i want anemones lots of it
    how much can i keep
    etc etc etc
    what do you say?*BOUNCINGS
     


  2. TRe

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    none lol...seriously though you can start by reading the sticky
     
  3. CRACKERMAN

    CRACKERMAN Medium Fish

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    why none
    i want to start with beaded anemone
    tank is 1 year old
     
  4. TRe

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    the tank isnt really big enough IMO... are ther other corals in the tank? what type of lighting? it can be done but i wouldnt keep more than 1 in there
     
  5. CRACKERMAN

    CRACKERMAN Medium Fish

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    Would like to understand the chemistry of their outputs through water circulation what is the area of benifit to my tank of their keeping
    what are there most likely enemies
    what do they trade their stock of food
    beaded anemone are serious pollution creater in nature(is it true?)
    you tell
    like amonia secreation by anyway
    or what is their speed of generating waste
    by the truth my name is stalion goeng
    and you?
     
  6. Lorna

    Lorna Elite Fish

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    a 30 gallon tank in my opinion is too small for most anemones. The common types in the hobby such as a rose/green bubble tip often if healthy can reach upwards of 12 inches across when fully inflated as can a long tentacle anemone can also get that big. A carpet anemone can get even bigger. These anemones are not fussy on what they will sting and some are even fish eaters.......my lta killed and tried to consume my foxface rabbit fish. Condylactis anemones ARE fish eaters and though they don't get as large also sting anything they can reach. Tube anemones are also big stingers.

    Anemones are photo dependant that means that you must have sufficient lighting to support them as they gain most of their nutrition from the light through their zoanthelle with supplemental feeding of meaty fish pieces approximately every two weeks or so depending on the actual specimen's requirements. They do not like a lot of flow though flow is necessary to bring food to them. Their biggest threat is powerheads....more than one anemone has been shredded by a powerhead. especially in a small tank where they are unable to get away from the powerhead if they are large.

    My advice is that unless you have a large tank, stable and pristine parameters and high lighting I would pass on one......
     
  7. CRACKERMAN

    CRACKERMAN Medium Fish

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    actully lorna u seem very precautious
    my hobby is insanly dependent on care but now it is madly in love
    my tank is 1 year old now
    polloution level is low
    i only want to ask
    1 year old 30 gallon nano may stand 5 beaded anemones with 7 fishes and 5 corals
    with 6.178 watt per gallon light
    if yes then ill would like to bring one home tonight and then lets see how it works
     
  8. Lorna

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    I wouldnt your tank would be horribly small for an anemone. not pollution but in size.
     
  9. Fishmonger70

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    7 fish is way too much for that size tank too.
     
  10. CRACKERMAN

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    3 damshel and few butterfly
     
  11. Lotus

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    You're joking, right?
     
  12. CRACKERMAN

    CRACKERMAN Medium Fish

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    no i want these fishes in my 30 gal tank
     
  13. Fishmonger70

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    Have you done any research on saltwater aquarium keeping? There is no way your tank will survive.
     
  14. CRACKERMAN

    CRACKERMAN Medium Fish

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    another help
    i checked my tank with a little brused finger i felt electric current
    with normal fingers it not there
    is this normal
    or should i check everything
    must be coming from that new power head
    its very little
    is this harful for my anemone anyway
    or for fish
     
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  16. CRACKERMAN

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    what is grounding probe
    please be more specific
    so i can remove this problem
    the current is still their
    and i sensed some stress in my fishes also
    like moving to fast and breathing little extra
     
  17. CRACKERMAN

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    i am bringing a anemone tommorow
     
  18. Fishmonger70

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    Your tank is too small for 7 fish and anemonies. Your fish will not survive.
     
  19. KahluaZzZ

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    the grounding probe removes stray voltage from aquarium water.
    SW conducts the voltage very well...basically it takes the electricity out of the water to the power outlet, on his ground line. If your power outlet is grounded (supposed to be but some old houses don't have some), you should definitely try it.
    Considering your filtration + new fishies in the tank, the major fish stress shouldn't be the stray voltage, but still it should be resolved eventually.
     
  20. Lorna

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    I give up. (smacking my head against the wall)

    Your tank is too small. Period. End of discussion.
     
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